Recent Work
  • Hudson’s Bay Company, as counsel, in connection with the US$500M equity investment by Rhône Capital, the US$850M sale of the Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue Flagship Building to WeWork, and a series of strategic transactions, including agreements to lease retail space within select HBC department stores.
  • Staples Canada ULC in connection with its national sale-leaseback transactions aggregating more than C$150M.
  • AIMCo Realty Investors LP in connection with Amazon opening a new fulfillment centre in Caledon, ON.
  • IRIS The Visual Group in its sale to New Look Vision Group Inc. for C$120M.
  • Am-Cam Électroménagers Inc. in its acquisition of all of the assets of Corbeil Électrique Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sears Canada Inc.
  • Dollarama Inc. in its C$300M private offering of floating rate senior unsecured notes due February 1, 2021.
  • AIMCo Realty Investors LP in its acquisition of Edmonton Tower, a new 27 story office and retail complex in the heart of the ICE District, from the Katz Group.
  • The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., a Canadian leader in retail pharmacy, in its C$4.5B combination with Metro Inc. by way of three-cornered amalgamation.
  • Canada Goose Holdings Inc. in its C$391M initial public offering of subordinate voting shares and dual-listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its US$2.9B acquisition of Saks Incorporated.
  • Lowe’s Companies in its C$3.2B acquisition of RONA Inc.; its C$147.75M acquisition of twelve Target Canada stores and an Ontario distribution centre; and ongoing representation in their continued developments and expansion across Canada.
  • Aritzia Inc. in its C$460M initial public offering and C$400M secondary offering.
  • DAVIDsTea Inc. in connection with corporate, securities, governance  and employment matters.
  • Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. in its acquisition of Easton Baseball/Softball.
  • Bentley Leathers, a chain of retail stores operating throughout Canada, in its sale to NOVACAP.
  • RioCan-HBC Limited Partnership in connection with a C$200M first mortgage financing secured by the property located at 674 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • The TJX Companies, Inc. (including Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls) in a variety of corporate and leasing matters, including in its settlement of a class action related to breach of data security and advising with respect to post-settlement compliance.
  • Dr. Oetker GmbH in the acquisition of McCain Foods’ North American frozen pizza business.
  • SEE (Selected Eyewear Elements) in connection with its Canadian commercial real estate needs.
  • Ever New (Melbourne) in connection with its Canadian expansion, including all of its shopping centre leasing and commercial real estate matters in Western Canada and Ontario.